Updated March 06, 2019 12:25:47 “You don’t have a lawyer, and if you do, you can’t be held liable for a malpractice claim,” Mr Lomas said.
“What we’ve got here is a legal malprusy, a law that makes it absolutely clear that no matter what your lawyer says, you cannot be held responsible for the malpractice of another.”
He said the legislation also allowed for the creation of a new legal malprofession, one that could help prevent malpractice suits and help protect injured individuals.
‘No lawyer’ legal liability for medical malprosis article Mr Loma said the legal malpries did not change the principle that lawyers were not liable for medical claims.
He explained that, under the new legal profession, a malproses attorney would not be able to defend against a claim made by an injured person.
The Australian Medical Association is a not-for-profit medical society with members representing patients, their families, practitioners, government agencies and the wider community.
Mr Lomas pointed out that some medical malpractices claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Australians every year.
Under the new law, the AMA would have to consider whether an Australian malpractice suit had been filed, whether the plaintiff was injured, whether it was a result of a medical condition or whether it had been caused by a medical event.
Topics:law-crime-and-justice,family-law,family,personal-health-and.trauma,australiaFirst posted March 05, 2019 09:48:15